The Solaris 9 Installation Guide describes how to install and upgrade the Solaris 9 operating environment on both networked and non-networked SPARC systems.
This book does not include instructions about how to set up system hardware or other peripherals.
Who Should Use This Book
This book is intended for system administrators responsible for installing the Solaris operating environment. This book provides both of the following types of information.
Advanced Solaris installation information for enterprise system administrators who manage multiple Solaris machines in a networked environment
Basic Solaris installation information for system administrators who perform infrequent Solaris installations or upgrades
Table P-1 lists related information that you need when you install the Solaris software.
Table P-1 Related Information
System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
Describes how to back up system files
Solaris 9 (SPARC Platform Edition) Online Release Notes
Describes any bugs, known problems, software that is being discontinued, and patches that are related to the Solaris release
Solaris 9 Sun Hardware Platform Guide
Contains information about supported hardware
Solaris 9 Package List
Lists and describes the packages in the Solaris 9 operating environment
Accessing Sun Documentation Online
The docs.sun.comSM Web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the docs.sun.com archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is http://docs.sun.com.
The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.
Table P-2 Typographic Conventions
Typeface or Symbol
|The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output|
Edit your .login file.
Use ls -a to list all files.
machine_name% you have mail.
|What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output|
|Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value|
To delete a file, type rm filename.
Book titles, new words, or terms, or words to be emphasized.
Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.
These are called class options.
You must be root to do this.
Shell Prompts in Command Examples
The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.
Table P-3 Shell Prompts
|C shell prompt||machine_name%|
|C shell superuser prompt||machine_name#|
|Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt||$|
|Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt||#|